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Paula Rhoden And Jonathan Zahler Become Newest Brightway Insurance Agency Owners In Jacksonville »

March 03, 2015 at 11:39AM PST | Source: Brightway Insurance

March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – When Paula Rhoden was looking for her next career opportunity, she knew she wanted to be her own boss and she wanted to help fellow Jacksonville citizens. Owning a Brightway Insurance agency gives her that opportunity.
She and co-owner Jonathan Zahler opened the newest Brightway store at 14985 Old St. Augustine Road, Suite 118 on Feb. 23.
Brightway is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country.
Rhoden began her career in Jacksonville with MediaOne in 1997, currently known as Comcast, where she served as a project coordinator, senior administrator and strategic business partner on the executive team...

Growth Coach Franchise Expands Throughout Mexico »

March 03, 2015 at 11:30AM PST | Source: The Growth Coach

Shortly after launching The Growth Coach in Mexico City, the company has expanded the vision to include the entire country of Mexico.
Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 - Just six months after officially launching The Growth Coach in Mexico City with Pablo Payro, The Growth Coach is already expanding well beyond the city's borders. In fact, the company is now focused on reaching small- and medium-sized business owners through the entire country of Mexico.
"With the rapid success Pablo is seeing inside the city, we decided it was time to turn our sights on Mexico as a whole. The country of Mexico is at an amazing crossroads and the middle class is starting to grow and thrive. With our help, the small- and medium-sized business owners who drive that middle class can find success and balance...

Gary Cochran Opens TruBlue Total House Care In Orlando »

March 03, 2015 at 11:26AM PST | Source: TruBlue Total House Care

TruBlue Total House Care of Orlando specializes in providing complete house care, including maid services, lawn care, home improvements and emergency repairs.
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 - At some point, every successful business owner steps back and asks, 'How can I serve more people and provide better service?' For Gary Cochran, the answer was simple, open TruBlue Total House Care of Orlando.
TruBlue Total House Care of Orlando specializes in providing complete house care, including maid services, lawn care, home improvements and emergency repairs. Opening TruBlue of Orlando all started nine years ago when Cochran opened his first business, Visiting Angels, which specialized in in-home senior care.
"Over all those years, we had many clients looking for referrals for housekeeping, handyman services, lawn care and other home-related services...

Chronic Tacos Franchise Continues Brand Evolution With Strategic System-Wide Remodels »

March 03, 2015 at 11:17AM PST | Source: Chronic Tacos
Chronic Tacos Opportunities Available

Owners of Saugus Franchise Location to Celebrate New Renovations with Promotions Starting March 1st
March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // Santa Clarita, Calif. – One of the first in the franchise system to receive the remodel, the Chronic Tacos location in Saugus will open the doors to a newly renovated restaurant on March 14, 2015. Although the location is not closed due to the remodel, the local owners will celebrate the completion of the project inviting customers and the community to a party at the location on April 1st starting at 6pm. To further show their customer appreciation, the Saugus location is currently celebrating Taco Tuesdays every week until May 1 with a two dollar taco promotion.
The location at 27665 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus will be renovated to include comfortable booth seating, a new floor, updated branding with signature signage and added lighting, as well as three new flavors of fresh daily brewed iced tea...

Embassy Suites Opens In Downtown Tuscaloosa, Alabama »

March 03, 2015 at 11:06AM PST | Source: Embassy Suites

Announcing Tuscaloosa's Premier, Full-Service Hotel
March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // TUSCALOOSA, Al. and MCLEAN, Va. – Embassy Suites Hotels, the Hilton Worldwide brand of upscale all-suite hotels, today announced the opening of their first property in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. As the premier full-service hotel in the market, Embassy Suites Tuscaloosa Downtown, AL boasts 154 spacious suites and features the brand's latest design concept, Design Option III, and a new on-site restaurant, The Side by Side, led by James Beard award-winning chef, Chris Hastings. Embassy Suites Tuscaloosa Downtown, AL is owned by Tuscaloosa Hotel Partners, LLC and proudly managed by Wilson Hotel Management, LLC.
"Embassy Suites' upscale accommodations, contemporary design and signature offerings will bring a solid option for travelers visiting this growing metropolitan area," said John Rogers, global head, Embassy Suites Hotels...

Former Massage Envy Exec Joins Fitwall To Lead Franchise Development »

March 03, 2015 at 10:56AM PST | Source: Fitwall

Fitness Company Welcomes Lori Merrall In Response To Significant Interest In Franchise Platform 
IRVINE, Calif. – February 23, 2015 – Fitwall, one of the world's most innovative fitness companies, announces the addition of Lori Merrall as its Vice President of Franchise Sales.
Fitwall recently launched a franchise platform with plans to sign deals for 200 studios in the next 24 months.
"After receiving an overwhelming amount of unsolicited inquiries from around the world to bring Fitwall to more consumers, we're excited and energized to have a franchise expert like Lori in this new role," said Michael Webb, Fitwall's President. "Lori understands better than anyone how to run a world-class franchise platform with her proven success with leading brands...

CertaPro Painters Reaches $200,000 Goal With Homes For Our Troops »

March 03, 2015 at 10:09AM PST | Source: CertaPro Painters

Funding to help Provide Mortgage-Free Homes to Injured Veterans
March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // Oaks, Pa. - CertaPro Painters, the largest painting company in North America, has announced that it has reached the company’s goal of $200,000 in the first two years of its partnership with Homes for Our Troops partnership. Homes for Our Troops is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building specially adapted homes for severely injured Veterans nationwide. As of February 27, 2015, Homes for Our Troops has built 182 specially adapted homes nationwide.
CertaPro Painters’ national participation with Homes for Our Troops began in 2013. Local CertaPro franchisees around the country have held fundraising events in support of Homes for Our Troops, including multiple 5k runs, golf tournaments and charity events...

New Menchie's Store At The Promenade At Chenal Celebrates Grand Opening With Week Of Fun Festivities »

March 03, 2015 at 9:29AM PST | Source: Menchie's

Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt Store Fulfills Cravings with Family-Friendly Treats
March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Menchie's, the friendliest place on earth with a mission to make every guest smile, has opened its newest store in Little Rock, AR at 17801 Chenal Pkwy, Suite B, Little Rock, AR 72201. Offering high quality, delicious self-serve frozen yogurt, Menchie's is sure to become a Little Rock favorite!
To celebrate the opening, Menchie's will spread smiles with a seven-day grand opening celebration from Saturday, March 7 to Friday, March 13, packed with free giveaways including t-shirts, Menchie's merchandise, family-friendly activities and free servings of its best-in-class frozen yogurt.
"I opened Arkansas' first Menchie's location at the beginning of 2015 and believed so much in the brand that I committed to opening multiple stores in the Little Rock area," said franchisee Pat Abshire...

Pizza Patron Promotes Victor Vazquez To Vice President Of Business Development »

March 03, 2015 at 9:17AM PST | Source: Pizza Patron

DALLAS, TX - (Marketwired - Mar 3, 2015) - Pizza Patrón announced today that it has promoted Victor Vazquez to vice president of business development. Vazquez will be focused on both domestic growth strategies and international expansion.
"Victor is a proven business leader and strategist that keeps the company's growth and vision at the forefront of every business decision he makes," said Antonio Swad, CEO of Pizza Patrón. "He's spearheaded many intricate and difficult tactics that have been pivotal in positioning and revitalizing the growth of our brand."
Vazquez joined Pizza Patrón in 2010 and has served in multiple leadership and project management positions within the company. His adept communications and negotiating skills have become widely recognized for achieving strong results as a recent industry trade publication noted his 'tact and amicable approach' has earned him the nickname the 'velvet hammer...

Sky Zone Peoria Announces Philanthropic Partnership With Peoria Unified School District »

March 03, 2015 at 9:04AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
Sky Zone Opportunities Available

Peoria Trampoline Park Teams Up with Local Schools to Give Back to the Community
PEORIA, Ariz. - Sky Zone Peoria is excited to announce a new partnership with the Peoria Education Foundation that will aim to support local students and teachers in the Peoria Unified School District. The creators of the world’s first indoor trampoline park are honored to be involved with several initiatives that will raise funds for student motivation and higher level education, as well as keep the community active and healthy.
As part of the new partnership, Sky Zone Peoria has initiated a philanthropic program to benefit both teachers and students in the district. Special passes are being offered to teachers in the area, inviting them to bring their families to Sky Zone and experience the Active Fun that the all-walled trampoline park has to offer...

H.U.M.A.N. Leads Movement To Modernize Corporate Wellness Programs »

March 03, 2015 at 8:58AM PST | Source: HUMAN Healthy Vending

Premier Health Snack Food & Drink Distributor Caters to Corporate America's Growing Millennial Workforce
March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // Culver City, Calif. – There exists a huge gap in today's corporate wellness programs. While many corporations offer perks such as gym memberships, health screenings and nutritional education, they lack a major piece of the wellness puzzle – easy access to nutrition. H.U.M.A.N. (Helping Unite Mankind and Nutrition), America's leading distributor of convenient healthy snack foods, is closing this gap, strengthening workplace health and wellness programs by providing local businesses with its customized Micro Markets, snack delivery services and vending machines. After selling five million healthy snacks in 2014 and impacting two million lives, HUMAN expects to sign 50 new franchise agreements in 2015...

Global Demand For Authentic Taste Creates Opportunities For Marco's Pizza »

March 03, 2015 at 8:17AM PST | Source: Marco's Pizza

Deals Underway to Bring Marco's Pizza Franchise to Saudi Arabia, Africa and Asia
TOLEDO, OH - (Marketwired - Mar 3, 2015) - America's hunger for authentic Italian pizza flavor has made Marco's Pizza the fastest-growing pizza franchise in the United States. Now Marco's is rapidly expanding internationally to meet growing demand in other countries.
"Our international expansion is taking off, with deals pending in Saudi Arabia, Africa and Asia. We're really beefing up our infrastructure and support systems to keep stride with all the growth," said Cameron Cummins, Marco's vice president of franchise development.
Marco's ambitious international expansion plans are creating opportunities for franchisees. In India alone, Marco's Pizza multi-unit franchise owner and area developer DJ Patel is pursuing plans to open 400 locations in that country of 1...

Planet Smoothie Franchise Growing In Southern California »

March 03, 2015 at 8:12AM PST | Source: Planet Smoothie
Planet Smoothie Opportunities Available

Smoothie Franchise With Roots in the Southeast Is Opening Several Locations; Plans Dozens
NASHVILLE, TN - (Marketwired - Mar 3, 2015) - Planet Smoothie, which has more than 100 locations nationwide and opened its first location in Southern California last summer, plans to open dozens of locations in Los Angeles County.
Planet Smoothie is a smoothie franchise that sets itself apart by offering great-tasting smoothies that use healthier, natural ingredients. In a side-by-side comparison, its smoothies generally have less sugar and fewer calories -- a big competitive advantage as Americans actively seek healthier options. The company is led by a team of veteran franchise executives who have helped build other iconic brands, including Mail Boxes Etc...

PostNet Named Top Franchise Opportunity »

March 03, 2015 at 7:58AM PST | Source: PostNet Postal & Business Services

It's the 22nd Consecutive Year PostNet Has Been Named to the Prestigious List
DENVER, CO - (Marketwired - Mar 3, 2015) - The PostNet franchise has been named to Entrepreneur magazine's annual Franchise 500 list of top franchise opportunities for the 22nd consecutive year.
PostNet, the nation's first Neighborhood Business Center, has landed on Entrepreneur's comprehensive guide to business opportunities every year since it was founded.
The PostNet franchise provides critical marketing, digital printing and shipping services to small businesses throughout the United States and internationally. As an integral part of their communities, PostNet franchisees help foster small business by solving everyday problems related to marketing, branding and logistics...

Amramp : Voting Accessibility – Los Angeles City Precincts »

March 03, 2015 at 7:41AM PST | Source: Amramp

Voters gain Access to Precincts with Barriers; The City of Los Angeles Assures Access for Voters
March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // Torrance, CA - Wheelchair Ramps will be provided this Election Day, March 3, 2014 to Precincts throughout Los Angeles City by Amramp Los Angeles to assist voters with ambulatory disabilities or struggles. Over 159 feet of steel, modular Amramp Systems will be provided to seven polling places.
Amramp Los Angeles installers began installing ramps Saturday, February 28 to insure the ramps will be in place in time for Election Day. Beginning on Wednesday, March 4, these ramps will be disassembled and returned to the warehouse for use in other future rental applications.
The cities where these ramps will be constructed include Los Angeles, North Hollywood, Reseda, Mission Hills, and South Gate...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First Del Mar Location »

March 03, 2015 at 7:32AM PST | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Fundraiser for DMSEF
March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // Del Mar, CA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Del Mar on February 25. Franchise owners Cathy and Mike Brown held a grand opening fundraiser from Wednesday, February 25 to Sunday, March 1 to support the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF).
The new restaurant, located at 2626 Del Mar Heights Road, circulated 7,500 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to DMSEF. There will also be special flyers distributed to the community schools, each containing various offers. For each school flyer coupon redeemed, Jersey Mike's will make a $3 donation to DMSEF...

Harris Research, Inc. Outpaces Home Improvement Services Industry With Record Franchise Growth »

March 03, 2015 at 7:24AM PST | Source: Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

Chem-Dry and N-Hance Wood Renewal Open a Combined 205 New Franchise Units in 2014, Positive Outlook Ahead for Both Industry Leaders
LOGAN, Utah - March 03, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Homeowners' quest to find cost-effective, convenient home improvement services has created tremendous franchise development opportunities for Harris Research, Inc.'s (HRI) two sister companies, Chem-Dry, the world's leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service, and N-Hance Wood Renewal, the national partner of The Home Depot for the refinishing of hardwood floors and kitchen cabinets. Combined, HRI finished a banner year of franchise growth, opening a total of 205 new franchise units in 2014.
Averaging more than 100 openings each year, Chem-Dry added 109 new franchises to its growing system of 3,500-plus units in 47 countries...

I9 Sports Celebrates Strong 2014 Systemwide Growth; Signs Agreements To Expand In Pennsylvania And Wisconsin »

March 03, 2015 at 7:20AM PST | Source: i9 Sports

Youth Sports Franchise Positions Brand for Future Expansion 
March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // TAMPA, Fla. - i9 Sports, the nation’s first and fastest-growing youth sports league franchise, announced today it kicked off 2015 by signing two new franchise agreements for locations in Philadelphia, Pa. and Madison, Wis. These new agreements signed within the first six weeks of the year, coupled with the corporate expansion i9 Sports achieved in 2014, positions the brand for future development across the United States in 2015 and beyond.
“In 2014, i9 Sports opened 15 company locations, celebrated our one-millionth registration and strengthened our expansion strategy,” said Frank Fiume, founder and chief executive officer of i9 Sports...

Sub Zero Ice Cream And Yogurt To Open In City Mall In Costa Rica »

March 03, 2015 at 7:14AM PST | Source: Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt

The New International Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt will be the first location in Costa Rica.
Jaco, Costa Rica (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 - Bernard Trade Group is proud to announce that Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt has leased a location in the New City Mall in Alajuela, Costa Rica. City Mall is on track to open in November 2015 and is located next to the Juan Santamaria International Airport. City Mall will be the largest shopping center in Costa Rica ever built in a single step and will have free parking for more than 2400 vehicles.
"We are very excited to be granted space in the sold out New City Mall for our first Sub Zero Ice Cream Store in Costa Rica and Latin America", said Timothy Morales CEO of Bernard Trade Group. "Many of the new Sub Zero Franchises in the United States are breaking sales records, but I think that our New City Mall store will soon be one of the top producing stores in the Sub Zero franchise system...

Smashburger® Launches Limited Edition Mint Oreo® Shake Buy One Shake, Get One Free On St. Patrick’s Day »

March 03, 2015 at 7:10AM PST | Source: Smashburger

DENVER - March 03, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and Smashburger, the better burger restaurant known for its smashed-to-order burgers, is smashing the celebration by bringing back a Limited Edition Mint Oreo® Shake, every Leprechaun's favorite! Made with premium Vanilla Häagen-Dazs® ice cream, crushed Oreo® cookies, and Mint Syrup, this hand-spun shake is guaranteed to make all shake-less friends green with envy.
"We are excited to bring back this fan favorite just in time for St. Patty's Day. Smashburger's Limited Edition Mint Oreo® Shake is the perfect combination of cool, crisp flavor within a chocolate blend, highlighting a 'minty fresh' spin on one of the traditional flavors we offer year-round"
As the luck of the Irish would have it, Smashburger is offering a buy one get one free Mint Oreo® Shake at all Smashburger locations nationwide in celebration of St...



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